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Thursday, July 20th, 2017

  • | 8:00am - | Local Events
    - Learn tips to birding by ear and listen for distinctive songs as we stroll through Friend's Delight. Meet at the kayak launch. Bring binoculars and war waterproof hiking boots. Walk is medium difficulty and will last approx 2.5 hours.
    Friend's Delight at Sang Run
    3735 Sang Run Road McHenry MD 21541
  • | 10:00am - | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - Take a guided hike with the naturalist to the historic Brant Mine. The hike begins in the center in our newly-designed mine room. Once at the mine site you will see the remnants of coal mine that was operated in the 1920's. Plus, you never know what wildlife we will see on the way. Approx. 1 3/4 hour. Moderate walking.
    Deep Creek Discovery Center
    898 State Park Rd Swanton MD 21561
  • | 1:00pm - | Local Events
    - Join the naturalist to walk the farm loop and identify trees. Many heritage size trees grow here and are a wonder to behold. 1.5 hours Free
    Friend's Delight at Sang Run
    3735 Sang Run Road McHenry MD 21541
  • - Everybody has a story to tell, and a new program will help local children put theirs in print. This summer, the Frostburg State University Center for Literary Arts is presenting the Make-A-Book program at regional public libraries.
    This unique opportunity gives students ages 8 to 12 the opportunity to take full creative control of their own book, teaching them the basics of storytelling such as plot and character development, as well as how to format text for the page and add illustrations.
    “This program has been designed to give young authors flexibility that most traditional classrooms don’t offer, allowing their creativity to flow onto the pages of their own publications,” says AmeriCorps Youth Academic Engagement Mentor Josh Mallow, who serves with the Center for Literary Arts.
    Make-a-Book workshops are scheduled at the public libraries in George’s Creek (June 22), Westernport (June 29), Frostburg (July 6), LaVale (July 13), South Cumberland (July 20) and Grantsville (August 10). Each workshop runs from 2 to 4 p.m.
    Parents should preregister their students at the library where their children will attend; space is limited.
    Sponsored in part by the Nora Roberts Foundation, the Allegany Arts Council and the Center for Literary Arts, Make-a-Book workshops are facilitated by Krystyna Poray Goddu, Katie Epps, Mallow and CLA Director Jennifer Browne.
    ASTAR! In Western Maryland provides direct service through service sites located in Garrett, Allegany, Washington and Frederick counties, addressing the Corporation for National Service’s focus areas of Education, Healthy Futures and Capacity Building.
    For more information on the Make-A-Book Workshop or other youth literary opportunities, please call the Center for Literary Arts at 301-687-4340 or e-mail cla@frostburg.edu.
    FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.
     
           
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  • | Local Events
    - Allegany County Fair
     
           
  • | Local Events, Dance, Lessons, Classes, Instruction
    - Frostburg Dance Academy Exercise Classes resume August 1. Free Saturday 10am workout with printable coupon

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    265 West Mechanic St Frostburg MD 21532
    301.689.5848

Friday, July 21st, 2017

  • | 8:00am - | Local Events
    - You'll learn how to bird by sight and by ear as we listen for distinctive songs on a stroll through the park. Bring binoculars and meet at the Discovery Center.
    Deep Creek Discovery Center
    898 State Park Rd Swanton MD 21561
  • | 11:00am - 12:30pm | Local Events
    - Join the ranger for the how to's of Dutch oven cooking. From cooking to cleaning! And best of all sample will be available! Free
    Friend's Delight at Sang Run
    3735 Sang Run Road McHenry MD 21541
  • - During this interactive program, you will learn how to navigate the old-fashioned way–without GPS. After some basic instructions, you will have a chance to test your skills and search for a prize. Compasses are limited. Meet at the Lake House.
    New Germany State Park
    349 Headquarters Lane Grantsville MD 21536
  • | 5:30pm - | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Friday Event Schedule
    Inflatables
    Kids
    Games
     Free Community Picnic at 5:30 pm
    Crowning of Miss Friendsville Days Queen
    Savage Road Band 6:00 pm
    Corn Hole Tournament 6:00 pm
    Puppet
    Show
    Face
    Painting
    Vendors
    Raffles &
    Door Prizes

    Saturday Event Schedule
    PARADE at NOON
    Appearance by Miss Maryland
    Opening Ceremony 1:00pm
    Nic Of Tyme Band 2:00 pm
    Subway Show Band 7:00 pm
    Car, Truck, & Motorcycle Show
    Volleyball, Horseshoe, & Basketball
    Tournaments
    6 Ring Pony Rides
    Eating Contest
    Bingo & Bake Sale—in Senior Center
    FIREWORKS at 10:15pm

    Hosted By Friendsville Days Committee
    For More Information Contact: Darla Cherry 301-616-9943
    Parade: 301.746.5524 * Car Show: 301.746.4280 * Vendors: 301.746.5933 * Friendsville Day’s Queen Contest: 301.616.9943
    General Information: 301.746.5864
     
           
  • | 7:00pm - 9:30pm | Local Events
    - Join us every Friday. Bring your chairs, and your blankets. Concerts are FREE, but donations are appreciated! Food and ice cream for purchase is available. Go to click for details or click for details for schedule information.
    Mountain Fresh Farmers Market
    S 1st Street Oakland MD 21550
  • | Local Events
    - Allegany County Fair
     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - New Germany State Park is proud to announce the return of good old-fashioned toe-tappin’ fun, with the eighth season of Old Time Jams set to begin in May. The jams will be acoustic-only this year (no amplifiers), and will take place on the following Fridays from 6:30 - 9 p.m.:
    • May 5 & 19
    • June 2 & 16
    • July 7 & 21
    • Aug. 4 & 18
    • Sept. 1
    These informal gatherings provide an opportunity for musicians and listeners of all ages to share and enjoy traditional “old-timey” Appalachian music. The jams will take place at the Lake House, 403 McAndrews Hill Road, Grantsville. There is no charge for admission. Snacks and gifts will be available for purchase.
    For more information, please call 301-895-5453.
    New Germany State Park
    349 Headquarters Lane Grantsville MD 21536
  • | Arts and Entertainment, C. William Gilchrist Museum of the Arts, Lisa Morshead, Bill Dunlap, Cumberland
    - The Cumberland Cultural Foundation will present “Form and Function” at the C. William Gilchrist Museum of the Arts, 104 Washington St, from June 30 through July 30. The exhibit features works by painter Bill Dunlap and jewelry designer Lisa Morshead. The opening reception will be held July 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
    Bill will be displaying a variety of his acrylic on canvas pieces. The city scenes are bold and vivid, with a palpable energy. His black and white triptychs often depict a more ominous side of life today. They are edgy, graphic, and demand attention. Bill’s representations of faces and heads range from stylized and somewhat geometric to grotesque and monstrous in a nightmarish, psychedelic style. His landscapes tend towards the abstract, some with a sketchy pen and ink quality.
    Bill describes his painting style as “accident, randomness, mistakes, chance, and the touching up or editing of such”. He sees complex shapes as the trajectory of life: “from order comes chaos, and from chaos, order”. Many of his works contain subtle messages. Bill is also is a fan of linear and geometric patterns. These can best be seen in the quilting designs on the barn and wall murals he is currently creating all across Maryland as part of a large-scale, ongoing commission.
    Bill’s works have been shown extensively in galleries and museums throughout North America and Europe. These include recent solo shows at the University of Maryland and at galleries in Boston, Miami, Denver, and San Jose. His most recent group shows have appeared at galleries in Copenhagen, London, New York, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles. Bill’s art is included in several permanent collections including the library collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art and the University of Wisconsin. This coming August, he will be the Artist-in-Residence at Moulin a Nef in southwestern France.
    Lisa Morshead began metalsmithing six years ago, using the fusion welding technique that she learned at Penn Alps Artisan Village. She started out working with bronze and copper. Her jewelry is full of flowing lines and the illusion of movement. She utilizes various textures to create uniquely elegant, one-of-a-kind sculptural art pieces that are designed to be worn. Lisa has recently begun adding silver to her pieces to make them even more beautiful and interesting.
    Lisa maintains a fully equipped metal studio in her home. She was the recipient of the 2015 Allegany Arts Council’s first place award as their choice for Emerging Artist. Lisa is currently a full-time faculty member at Frostburg State University.
    The Gilchrist is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit facebook.com/gilchristgallery, call 301-724-5800, or emailgilchristgallerymuseum@gmail.com.
    C. William Gilchrist Museum of the Arts
    104 Washington St Cumberland MD 21502

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

  • - Meet us inside the Discovery Center as we feed the critters! You will be given a chance to touch a live reptile or amphibian!
    Deep Creek Discovery Center
    898 State Park Rd Swanton MD 21561
    301.387.7067
  • | 11:00am - | Local Events
    - For kids age 5-12. Meet at the beach and learn some skills form the lifeguard. Kids will run a relay, practice throwing a lifesaving device, learn how to recognize a troubled swimmer and more. NO Swimming required.
    Deep Creek Discovery Center
    898 State Park Rd Swanton MD 21561
  • | 12:00pm - 2:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - Bring the family for this iconic tractor pulled hayride around the Friends Farm. $2.00/person
    Friend's Delight at Sang Run
    3735 Sang Run Road McHenry MD 21541
  • - The naturalist will lead this moderately challenging, one-hour hike, with minimal stops. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Dress for hiking and bring water. Meet at the Lake House.
    New Germany State Park
    349 Headquarters Lane Grantsville MD 21536
  • | 4:00pm - 7:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Beth’s friends and family are hosting an benefit picnic on Saturday, July 22 from 4-7pm. At St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Accident MD. The benefit is to give this family some financial relief while Beth fights a battle with cancer. Beth Long Whiteside was recently diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer and has already undergone surgery. Beth is the mother of two small children ages 1 and 6. With the costs of surgery, testing, upcoming treatments, and raising two young children, this family is in need of some support! Help support this wonderful family as they face the challenges ahead!
    St John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
    1065 Cove Road Accident MD 21520
  • | 5:30pm - | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Friday Event Schedule
    Inflatables
    Kids
    Games
     Free Community Picnic at 5:30 pm
    Crowning of Miss Friendsville Days Queen
    Savage Road Band 6:00 pm
    Corn Hole Tournament 6:00 pm
    Puppet
    Show
    Face
    Painting
    Vendors
    Raffles &
    Door Prizes

    Saturday Event Schedule
    PARADE at NOON
    Appearance by Miss Maryland
    Opening Ceremony 1:00pm
    Nic Of Tyme Band 2:00 pm
    Subway Show Band 7:00 pm
    Car, Truck, & Motorcycle Show
    Volleyball, Horseshoe, & Basketball
    Tournaments
    6 Ring Pony Rides
    Eating Contest
    Bingo & Bake Sale—in Senior Center
    FIREWORKS at 10:15pm

    Hosted By Friendsville Days Committee
    For More Information Contact: Darla Cherry 301-616-9943
    Parade: 301.746.5524 * Car Show: 301.746.4280 * Vendors: 301.746.5933 * Friendsville Day’s Queen Contest: 301.616.9943
    General Information: 301.746.5864
     
           
  • | 8:30pm - | Local Events
    - During this fascinating program, you are invited to venture into the forest for a guided hike by light of the moon. With any luck, you will hear some hoots and wails of native owls. Dress for hiking and bring a flashlight. Meet at the Lake House.
    New Germany State Park
    349 Headquarters Lane Grantsville MD 21536
  • | 9:00pm - | Local Events
    - Join us for an evening under a remarkably dark sky just south of Frostburg. In collaboration with the Cumberland Astronomy Club, and Frostburg Grows, we'll have telescopes set up for viewing planets, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. If you want to set up your own telescope, please arrive an hour early.

    More info, including directions, can be found on our website. The decision to cancel because of weather will be made by 7:00 pm the day of the Star Party, and posted on our Facebook page.

    Event Website: click for details

    How To Get There

    The entrance to Frostburg Grows is located on Rt. 36, south of the intersection of I 68. The GPS coordinates are N 39 degrees 37.607 minutes, W 78 degrees 54.932 minutes. If heading south (away from Frostburg) it is on your left, just past the park & ride, where the split road joins back together. There are signs by the entrance to get your attention.
     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - Numerous locations around Garrett County
     
           
  • | Local Events
    - Allegany County Fair
     
           
  • - Springs Farmers’ Market Saturdays
    May 27 - September 23, 2017

    Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

    The Springs Farmers' Market is the largest in the area.

    Over 80 local farmers and craftsmen provide a wide selection of fresh picked produce, home baked goods, quilts and plants. Enjoy browsing among the antiques, tools and flea market items. You will find artists displaying paintings and crafted artwork as well as new jewelry and one-of-a-kind woodwork items.

    Homemade breakfast and lunch is served all morning at the snack bar.

    For location and directions:
    1711 Springs Road, Springs, PA 15562
    For further information, contact Jim Green at (240) 310-2086 or Joe Bender at (814) 662-4366 or email jfb@qcol.net.

    For weekly and seasonal vendor's information and application form click for details

    1711 Springs Rd Springs PA 15562
  • - The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad has Murder Mystery trains departing from Cumberland to Frostburg every Saturday evening. Dining Class guests enjoy a 3-course meal consisting of salad, choice of entrée, and a signature dessert of Chef’s choice.

    Boarding begins at 5:30pm; train departs at 6:00pm. This 3 hour excursion will return to Cumberland at 9:00pm. Advance reservations are required.

    NOTE: Murder Mystery shows are designed for an adult audience and may contain some mild adult humor and innuendo not suitable for children. No child fares or menus are provided. Children may ride for the adult fare at parents' discretion.

    For more information visit click for details
    Western Maryland Scenic Raolroad
    13 Canal Street Cumberland MD 21502
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Opening ceremony at noon Saturday July 22nd 12-10pm
    Games and Inflatables
    Various food vendors and booth
    Fireman’s Parade at 6pm.
    Fireworks over the Potomac River at Dusk.
     
           

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

  • | 11:00am - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Stop by for traditional crafts and activities. Candle dipping, quilt squares, tin punching, corn hole and more!
    Friend's Delight at Sang Run
    3735 Sang Run Road McHenry MD 21541
  • - Some animals are born with a bad reputation. This interactive program show that even creepy crawlies have their own important role in nature. Great for all ages.
    Deep Creek Discovery Center
    898 State Park Rd Swanton MD 21561
  • - Join us to learn some interesting facts, hear each bird's story, and watch these amazing raptors eat!
    Deep Creek Discovery Center
    898 State Park Rd Swanton MD 21561
  • - Jesse Smith, Sean Gavin and John Blake, an Irish music trio, will perform at Mountain City Traditional Arts, 25 E. Main St. in Frostburg, on Sunday, July 23, at 3 p.m. The live entertainment is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $15.
    Touring to support their recently released CD, “Music From the Lost Continent and Other Small Land Masses,” this trio brings a sensibility and sensitivity to their music. Steeped in traditional Irish music, Smith and Gavin are American-born from traditional music “royalty,” and Blake is a talented multi-instrumentalist from a London-Irish background. While Smith and Blake both make their home in Ireland, the group’s powerful performance demonstrates how traditional Irish music connects far-flung Irish people through time and space.
    Since his debut recording at 17, Smith, from Baltimore, has been making a formidable name for himself as a traditional Irish fiddle player. After moving to the musical city of Galway, he spent three years touring with the successful young group Danú. The son of renowned Cherish The Ladies pianist, Donna Long, Smith was tutored by the legendary American Irish fiddler Brendan Mulvihill.
    Gavin’s playing on the flute, whistle and uilleann pipes reflects his lifelong immersion in, devotion to and love for traditional Irish music. Currently residing in Chicago, he draws inspiration from the Windy City’s own Sligo flute legend Kevin Henry. Gavin is a member of the acclaimed group NicGaviskey, often performs with his family and teaches traditional Irish music.
    Blake is a traditional Irish flute player, guitarist and pianist. An ex-member of the traditional group Téada, he has performed and recorded with Irish musicians John Carty, Paddy Glackin, Noel Hill, Liam O’Flynn, Jesse Smith, Harry Bradley, Colm Gannon, The Kane Sisters and James Kelly. After touring with Téada, he worked at Na Píobairí Uilleann (The Pipers Club) in Dublin. In 2013, Blake released his debut solo album “The Narrow Edge.”
    Dedicated to the education, sales, documentation and perpetuation of the traditional arts in the mountain region, Mountain City Traditional Arts is a program of Frostburg State University, with support from FrostburgFirst, the Allegany Arts Council and the Maryland Traditions Program of the State Arts Council. For more information, email mountaincitytradarts@gmail.com or call 301-687-8040.
    FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.
    Mountain City Traditional Arts
    25 E. Main St Frostburg MD 21532
  • | Arts and Entertainment
    - Numerous locations around Garrett County
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon Phase at 5:46 AM, EDT
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to thank, honor, and celebrate the aunt in a child's life. Whether an Auntie by relation, choice or godmother for everything she does for a child not-her-own. For more information please visit click for details
     
           

Monday, July 24th, 2017

  • - Lego Club is designed for children ages 4-12 and features free building time with lots of building bricks. Children are encouraged to build a creation based on a new theme each month. Staff may photograph and/or display completed builds in the library.

    Lego Club typically meets on the fourth Monday of the month from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and registration is required.

    For more information: click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to celebrate, honor and appreciate our cousins.
     
           

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

  • | 2:00pm - | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - Join the Naturalist for a walk around the Discovery Center grounds observing the butterflies that use our native plants. Learn the difference between native and non-native plants and their effects on our environment.
    Deep Creek Discovery Center
    898 State Park Rd Swanton MD 21561
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  • - Tri-County Council for Western Maryland (TCCWMD) is a three-county, local government planning and development organization in Western Maryland serving Garrett, Allegany, and Washington counties and their twenty-four municipalities. Recognized by the U.S. Economic Development Administration as the region's Economic Development District, TCCWMD is responsible for creating a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). This document will serve as the fundamental plan for the agency's economic development efforts for the communities it serves for the next five years. This survey seeks to understand the views of community members on the opportunities and threats associated with the region's economic growth and development. As part of the process, the agency wants the regional community to have strong and substantive input. Specifically, TCCWMD asks the region to guide its economic development efforts by helping to prioritize issues that affect Western Maryland.


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    Survey ends July 25, 2017.

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    Results of the survey will be available online in Fall 2017.
     
           
  • | Local Events, Dance, Lessons, Classes, Instruction
    - Frostburg Dance Academy Classes resume August 1. Register Free with printable coupon

    click for details

    265 West Mechanic St Frostburg MD 21532
    301.689.5848

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

  • - Stroll the farm with a ranger and learn some of the history the early 1700 era farm. Meshach Browning was here, Native Americans had an encampment to the rich Friend family lineage.
    Friend's Delight at Sang Run
    3735 Sang Run Road McHenry MD 21541
  • - Bzzzzz, Bzzzzz come see what all the buss is about! Did you know there are more pollinators than just bees? Did you know we wouldn't have most of our crops or even tequila without these special critters? Join as we fly into the fun! We will even have a sample of sweet treat we can thank a pollinator for.
    Deep Creek Discovery Center
    898 State Park Rd Swanton MD 21561
  • | 2:00pm - | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - Join us to learn some interesting facts, hear each bird's story, and watch these amazing raptors eat!
    Deep Creek Discovery Center
    898 State Park Rd Swanton MD 21561
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  • | NATL - Government
    - On this date in 1947, President Truman signed legislation unifying the two branches of the armed forces into the Department of Defense. The branches merged were the Army and the Navy. The Air Force was separated from the Army at the same time and made an independent force.
     
           

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

  • | 8:00am - | Local Events
    - Learn tips to birding by ear and listen for distinctive songs as we stroll through Friend's Delight. Meet at the kayak launch. Bring binoculars and war waterproof hiking boots. Walk is medium difficulty and will last approx 2.5 hours.
    Friend's Delight at Sang Run
    3735 Sang Run Road McHenry MD 21541
  • | 10:00am - | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
    - Take a guided hike with the naturalist to the historic Brant Mine. The hike begins in the center in our newly-designed mine room. Once at the mine site you will see the remnants of coal mine that was operated in the 1920's. Plus, you never know what wildlife we will see on the way. Approx. 1 3/4 hour. Moderate walking.
    Deep Creek Discovery Center
    898 State Park Rd Swanton MD 21561
  • | 1:00pm - | Local Events
    - Join the naturalist to walk the farm loop and identify trees. Many heritage size trees grow here and are a wonder to behold. 1.5 hours Free
    Friend's Delight at Sang Run
    3735 Sang Run Road McHenry MD 21541

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